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ReThink Energy Florida Energy Camp @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Energy CampIt is designed to teach children the impact of fossil fuel usage, the options of renewable energy, and the fundamental skills that will be required to downsize our energy use and environmental impact. It accepts children of rising grades 3-6. Cost to participants is $150, but is offered on a sliding scale so that no child will turned away!! Because of the money raised by our Energy Ball, last year we were able to provide 19 full and partial scholarships to those children who needed them. No child was turned away, and none will be this year, thanks to another successful Energy Ball!

Learn More & Register Here

More About the Camp

Energy Camp is an annual summer camp designed to teach children the impact of fossil fuel usage, the options of renewable energy, and the fundamental skills that will be required as we downsize our energy use and environmental impact. At Energy Camp children get hands-on experience relating to climate change, the depletion of fossil fuels, and solutions!

During Energy Camp I campers get to make their own solar ovens and a solar bug. The energy campers also will learn about fixing bikes and growing food! During Energy Camp II they get hands-on experience with other forms of Renewable Energy. We also will be exploring the relationship between food and energy in-depth, and kids will be finding out what to do about it in their own backyard!

Energy Campers learn how they can make a difference in a big way; and even make their own personal plan for how they plan to do so in the future. Energy Camp results in a real impact on the carbon footprint for attendees!

 

Upscale Consignment Sale for Women’s Clothing @ Kids Pointe and Fashion Pointe
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Women's Consignment Sale

 

Consignment sale for women’s apparel, shoes, purses and jewelry. Thousands of brand name fashions at savings up to 90% off retail. This sale is offered three times a year for women of all sizes.

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“Walk” Live with Leisa Sansone! @ The Women's Bellydance Center
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
"Walk" Live with Leisa Sansone! @ The Women's Bellydance Center | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Sole to Sole fitness presents “Walk” live with Leisa Sansone. This class brings the fun back into fitness.

Young Poets Workshop: Middle School Students @ Knott House Museum
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Young people who love to write will enjoy this workshop. Through entertaining activities, participants refine writing skills while reading and evaluating poetry. The workshops conclude with students reading alongside award-winning poet Michael Trammell. Fee: $70. Contact 850.922.2459 or beatrice.cotellis@dos.myflorida.com. Pre- and post-workshop supervision is available.

Food Truck Thursday’s @ Cottages at Lake Ella
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Food Truck HubEvery Thursday night, at Lake Ella, local food truck vendors gather to offer up their goods in a fun and casual setting with live music to accompany.

Vendors change weekly and include:

-Big Easy Snowballs
-Cravings Food Truck
-Fat Mac’s
-Fired Up Pizza
-Island Pound Hounds
-Julio’s Food on the Move
-Lasang Pinoy
-Lofty Pursuits
-Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery
-Mobi Street Food
-Sauced Food Truck
-Street Chefs
-Tacos Gringos
-Turnover Cafe
-Velhalla Grill

For weekly vendor line-up, stay tuned here.

Join Gulf Winds Track Club for the Summer Track Series @ Maclay High School track
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

 

Summer Track SeriesEach year, Gulf Winds Track Club teams up with Tallahassee Parks and Recreation to host the eight-week Summer Track Series. It takes place at the Maclay High School track, always beginning on the first Thursday evening in June. Runners of all ages are asked to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. There are opportunities for runners of all ages and abilities to enjoy running a variety of distances. There are no “requirements” for participation in the track series. It is free and open to the public. Runners do not have to be fast or be a member of GWTC to participate. Anyone with a “need for speed” or just a “need for fun” is welcome!

The series is arranged in a sequence that alternates on odd and even weeks. For the odd weeks (1, 3, 5 and 7), the competition events are the 40-yard dash (for the very young, ages five and under), the 100 meter dash, the 400 meter dash, the 1 mile run, the 5K run and the 4 X 100 (400 m) relay. For the even weeks (2, 4 and 6), the available events are the 40-yard dash, the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the 800 meter run, the 2 mile run and the 4 X 200 (800 m) relay. Participants are welcome to compete in any or all of the available events. The track series organizers will determine what events are available in the 8th week. One event is certain: GWTC will present the annual Ice Cream Social and GWTC Summer Grand Prix Awards in the 8th week.

The Summer Track series has its own Grand Prix series for GWTC members based on the weekly Featured Event. The 100 meter dash is the Featured Event in week one. The event is the next one up in distance (200m, then 400m, etc.) each week after that through the 5K in week 7. Only GWTC members are eligible to participate in the Grand Prix series. Membership applications are available online or at the track so that non- members may join and become eligible. Again, club membership is required ONLY for Grand Prix participation, NOT for Summer Track series participation. A Gulf Winds Track Club table will be set up in the infield of the track and will have GWTC volunteers ready to help participants. GWTC members who wish to participate in the Summer Grand Prix will be split into two groups: Age 9 and under and Age 10 and older. The two groups will be scored differently, as described in the next paragraph.

Some parental assistance may be needed for age 9 and under runners. On the first evening of participation, the parent or child should complete a score card (provided at the GWTC table) including the child’s name, age, gender and verification of the child’s membership in GWTC. This score card will be held by the GWTC volunteers and used for the entire series. Each week that the child participates, the parent or child needs only to “check in” with the GWTC volunteers so they can get the child’s score card ready. The 9 and under series scoring will be based upon participation, not times or placements. Children aged 9 and under will run the Featured Event for the first 5 weeks (up to the mile). In weeks 6 and 7, the children may choose any of the offered events under 1 mile to count. Children ages 9 and under may run longer distances at their parent’s discretion, but we will not score children 9 and under for distances longer than 1 mile. Upon completion of the Featured Event, each child will be awarded a finisher ribbon. The child or parent should proceed to the GWTC table to show this ribbon to the GWTC volunteer who will place a sticker on the child’s score card recording the child’s participation in that Feature Event. Parents are encouraged to watch their child’s finish and listen to the times called by the track volunteers and to record their child’s time if desired.

Grand Prix participants ages 10 and up will provide their running times to a GWTC volunteer after the scheduled event is run. Runners are responsible for obtaining their own finish times upon completion of the Featured Event. Parents of runners ages 10-14 may need to assist their children in obtaining their finish time. Upon obtaining their finish time, runners should proceed to the GWTC table to provide their name, gender, age, GWTC membership verification and their finish time. Only finish times provided to the volunteers will be considered for Grand Prix scoring. Runners who participate but do not provide their finish time information to the volunteers will NOT be scored. Points will be assigned based on finish time/placement in the following categories: Youth (10-14) Male and Female, Overall Male and Female (15 and up), and Male and Female in five-year age groups beginning with 15–19 and continuing through to 85 and older.

The results of the GWTC Summer Track Series will be posted on the GWTC web page as quickly as possible each week. GWTC will present the Summer Grand Prix awards in the 8th week of the Summer Track Series. Participation in at least three races is required in order to be eligible for an award. Children ages 9 and under will awarded based on the number of races in which they participated. Runners ages 10 and up will be awarded based on race placement and accumulated points in Youth, Overall, and age group categories.

The Summer Track Meet takes place, rain or shine. In the event of lightning and/or thunder, the track meet directors will postpone or cancel the event for the safety of the runners.

Please join us for the Summer Track series every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. beginning on the first Thursday evening in June. You’ll be glad you did!

Jul
25
Fri
Little Ones Music Play Class @ Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Woman's Pavillion
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Please check event website for cancelled classes.  

little-ones-tallybaby-300x225Little Ones Music Play” groups are fun, educational, and designed to teach your infant new skills in language, motor abilities, and cognitive skills through music!

What is Little Ones Music Play?
“Little Ones Music Play” groups are designed to help infants develop language, motor, and cognitive skills through interactive music activities. Musical play with Mom, Dad, or caregivers will also encourage bonding. You will learn relaxation techniques to improve your infant’s sleep.

When and where are groups offered?
For children 18 – 23 months old: Every Friday at 9:30 am
For infants 12 – 17 months old: Every Friday at 10:15 am
For infants 6 – 11 months old: Every Friday at 11:00 am
All groups meet at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Groups will last approximately 30 minutes.

Is there a cost and how do I sign up?
The cost to attend Little Ones Music Play is $5 per family per week, due upon arrival to the group each week. Advance payments are not accepted. Cash is preferred but checks are made payable to FSU NICU MT.  If paying with a check you are required to show a valid driver’s license. There is no pre-registration required to attend a class.

Who can attend “Little Ones Music Play” groups?
Any infant regardless of ability level can attend. Infants born preterm and full term are welcome. Infants can begin attending groups when they are 6 months old (corrected age) and can continue coming until they reach 2 years of age.

How is the music content for groups decided?
Music activities are designed to target the American Academy of Pediatrics developmental milestones for each infant age group. Baby sign language, movement activities, and cognitive activities will all be taught through music.

Directions to Women’s Pavilion:
Enter the new Women’s Pavilion and Emergency Center parking garage from Medical Drive (accessed from Miccosukee Rd. or Centerville Rd.). After going through the gate, immediately turn left into area marked “Overflow ER Parking” (do not go up the ramp directly in front of the gate). Meet at the elevator on level L marked “Women’s Pavilion Staff Access Elevator.” A “Little Ones Music Play” group member will be waiting to take you up to the group. There is a $1 parking fee.

Please call the Music Therapy Office at (850) 431-7468 with any questions

Music Play @ ARTS Afterschool
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Music Play @ ARTS Afterschool | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

What is Music Play?
Music Play is a 30 minute music and movement class currently offered to children ages 2 and 3. Children will participate in a variety of music activities that are fun and feel like play, but also help to develop speech and language, movement and coordination, and reading and academic skills.

Who teaches Music Play?
Music Play classes are presented by Capital Music Therapy, a small business that provides music therapy services to Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.

Classes are taught by Michelle Strutzel, a board certified music therapist who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Florida State University. She is the owner or Capital Music Therapy.

When is Music Play
Music Play classes are held every Friday morning unless otherwise noted below.

Age 2 meets 9:30-10:00a
Age 3 meets 10:30-11:00a

Classes are cancelled on the following dates (please check back occasionally for changes to this schedule):

December 20
December 27

Where is Music Play
Music Play is offered in the classrooms of ARTS Afterschool, located in the shopping center of Esposito Garden Center. See above for the address and map of location.

Additional information
Music Play is a drop-in class; no pre-registration is required. Parents or guardians are asked to be present with their child during the class.

Upscale Consignment Sale for Women’s Clothing @ Kids Pointe and Fashion Pointe
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Women's Consignment Sale

 

Consignment sale for women’s apparel, shoes, purses and jewelry. Thousands of brand name fashions at savings up to 90% off retail. This sale is offered three times a year for women of all sizes.

Learn More

Young Poets Workshop: Middle School Students @ Knott House Museum
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Young people who love to write will enjoy this workshop. Through entertaining activities, participants refine writing skills while reading and evaluating poetry. The workshops conclude with students reading alongside award-winning poet Michael Trammell. Fee: $70. Contact 850.922.2459 or beatrice.cotellis@dos.myflorida.com. Pre- and post-workshop supervision is available.

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